January 2019

 

It’s EPIPHANY!

 

 

Definition of epiphany 

1: capitalized : January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the Magi as the first manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles or in the Eastern Church in commemoration of the baptism of Christ

2: an appearance or manifestation especially of a divine being

 

(1): a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something

(2): an intuitive grasp of reality through something (such as an event) usually simple and striking

(3): an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure

 

b: a revealing scene or moment

 

 

It’s Epiphany, and once again we gradually begin to see more and more light! Thanks be to God!  And in the Church, we speak of the revealing of the light of Christ to the world. 

 

Where do we see this light?

 

We see it whenever the hungry are fed, when the oppressed are set free, when the afflicted are comforted, when others are loved, forgiven and inspired!

 

We have epiphany whenever we have a realization of just how much our Savior loves us on a daily basis. Sometimes it’s as simple as looking into the eyes of another. Sometimes you hear a favorite hymn or song that takes you back to a more peaceful time.  Or maybe it’s when you realize the the work we do as people of faith is sometimes hard and yet rewarding at the same time - understanding that you are giving back to God’s people what God has so generously shared with us!

 

Learning how to see the light can sometimes be difficult, but looking for it is essential.  It feeds our hope and makes us better children of the Father.

 

May this new year help us to find the light that is Jesus!

Come Holy God, show us your light and your will for our lives.

 

Peace, 

Pr. Wendy

 

 

 

 

 



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